Tag Archive: Christmas

The Christmas “Sea Star”

The Florida Orange Sea Star.Photo: Florida Sea Grant One of the more popular traditions this time of year is placing the star on top of the Christmas Tree. The star represents the Christmas Star which led the wise men to the manager.  The stars that have been placed on Christmas Trees over the decades have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://franklin.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/12/18/the-christmas-sea-star/

Your Christmas Tree Could Benefit Winter Wildlife

Christmas trees can provide benefits to wildlife long after they have served as holiday decoration indoors. Credits: IFAS photo database. Americans purchased approximately 30 million live Christmas trees last year. If you plan to have a live tree this winter, and you’re wondering what you could do with your tree once it has finished its role as …

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Consider a Native Evergreen This Christmas

Throughout history the evergreen tree has been a symbol of life. “Not only green when summer’s here, but also when it’s cold and dreary” as the Christmas carol “O Tannenbaum” says.  While supporting the cut Christmas tree industry does create jobs and puts money into local economics, every few years consider adding to the urban …

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Permanent link to this article: http://franklin.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/12/09/consider-a-native-evergreen-this-christmas/

Twelve Days of a Nature Christmas

Tis the season… the days are shorter, the lines at the stores are longer, and everyone is busy getting ready. This newsletter is about natural resources and nature – so I was thinking about how we could all enjoy the spirit of this holiday for the wildlife and for our own peace of mind. Maybe …

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Permanent link to this article: http://franklin.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/12/23/twelve-days-of-a-nature-christmas/